Thursday, 14 June 2012

mail the old fashioned way

I love social media, emails and skype. As an expat living far apart from friends and family, the modern day wonder of the internet and social media mean I have multiple ways to maintain my relationships and keep in constant contact with everyone back home. The fact that I can talk to friends on facebook and they can see what we are doing, I can email my dad daily to keep him in check and now my auntie has entered the world of the internet, I can even skype my Grandma! 

But there is still something enormously heart wrenching about receiving mail from anyone back home. I dont know if its the effort that I know went into it (the wrapping, the writing, the walking and the posting) or if its the old fashioned simple feel of communication that make receiving mail so wonderful. 

But today I received mail. And as soon as I found the post office slip in our letterbox, my heart was warm and mood instantly lifted. It really is a reflection of the amazing friends I have; that even though I abandoned them for the sunnier side of Europe, they still send me little meaningful gifts to ease the pain of separation and home sickness. 

Mid year resolution - send more personalized mail, via the postal service, not my email service. 


  1. I know what you mean. Receiving real mail is always so heartwarming. It has brought me tears of joy so many times! Enjoy your mail! :)

  2. Hi!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog post. I don't do the jewellery in gold but it's something i'm going to look in too! :)

    J x


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